Community News

Book drive to benefit the Child Advocacy Program

JAMESTOWN - Usborne Books & More, a unique, high-quality children's book distributor, is facilitating a book drive to benefit the Child Advocacy Program and the children who are victims of abuse.Local residents and Usborne Educational Consultants Emily Cama and Celia Molitor have ...

Chautauqua Township Historical Society meeting on Thursday

MAYVILLE - Fire Chief Burl Swanson, of Dewittville, will speak at the Thursday meeting of the Chautauqua Township Historical Society. The 7 p.m. gathering will be at the Mayville Depot Museum on Route 394 and the public is invited.Swanson will talk about rescues on Chautauqua Lake and give ...

Damon family holds 60th reunion

July is reunion month and celebration was a key mode for the 60th Damon family reunion held at Russell Joy Park in Fredonia, as 78 family members and 11 guests from Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Hampshire, New York, Florida and Oregon reunited ...

Do you remember?

This was the City of Dunkirk summer playground staff in 1965 seen after a meeting at Dunkirk High School. In the front row from left are: Diane Szczerbacki, Janie Schieres, Mary Riola, Janet Mulkin, Rosemary Saletta, Jean Barthold, Sharon Enserro and Bernadette Sikora. In the back row from left ...

Lakeshore Humane Society annual Giant Yard Sale Aug. 20 and 21

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold its annual Giant Yard Sale Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4. Looking ahead to this fundraiser, individuals may want to consider setting aside usable items they no longer need.The yard sale will be at Floral Hall ...

Pagano 62nd family reunion to be held on July 30

SHERIDAN - Plans are underway for the 62nd annual Pagano family reunion, which will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Willow Creek Winery, Chapin Road, Sheridan, beginning at noon.The family members are asked to bring a white elephant prize or a theme basket or both if they would like. A dinner ...

Paint your community compliments of NCCF

On Saturday, July 23, the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary by hosting a complimentary "paint your community" event at the Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum, 1 Lighthouse Drive, Dunkirk.This event begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free and ...

DAR members tour and climb the Dunkirk Lighthouse

On Thursday, July 7 the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met for a tour of the Lighthouse and Museum, with a climb to the top of the Lighthouse.The weather was perfect and the tour was informative, as well as enjoyable. This gem on ...

Dunkirk Rotary Club hears about Cuba trip

David Bryant spoke to the Dunkirk Rotary Club recently about his Cuba visit. He was part of People to People Cultural Exchange.Cuba is 1,000 miles long. Bryant left out of Miami on a 747 with a plane full of people bound for Cuba and an eight-day tour of the Communist dictatorship. On their ...

Historical society making plans at next meeting for upcoming special event

LEON - The next Leon Historical Society meeting is July 25 at the Historical Church at 6 p.m. Come and join in as plans are evolving now for a special event. Leon has many Civil War veterans and the society is planning a celebration to honor all of them by re-creating a Civil War funeral, as it ...

CWC to hold native plants presentation today

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will present "Eco-Friendly Native Plants for Your Yard or Lakeshore" today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 3748 Route 430 in Bemus Point. The event is free to CWC members with a suggested donation of $5 per person for non-members. ...

Boy Scouts alumni gatherings planned

The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America is planning two Alumni Reunions to rekindle great youth memories from Scouting and Summer Camp. On Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m., there will be an open house at Elk Lick Scout Reserve on Bordell Road in Smethport, Pa. On the following ...

Drum circles help one relax

Need help relaxing?A drum circle is a fully-participating group - sharing a rhythmical and musical experience. Drumming together cuts through racial, cultural, religious and gender differences to the core of who we are as humans. We are all related and that's why the drum is a tool for ...

Lending their hands: Silver Creek seniors help out on Service Day

SILVER CREEK - The first-ever Senior Service Day was held on June 10 in the Silver Creek Central School District and featured a selfless display of volunteerism on the part of dozens of students.Twelfth-graders in the Class of 2016 volunteered a portion of their day to offer help at a variety ...

Festival of Grapes 2016 Baby Contest set to begin

SILVER CREEK - The 2016 grape baby contest to begin accepting entries for the contest to be held Aug. 1 to Aug. 31.The winners will be announced at opening ceremonies on Thursday, Sept. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. The winners will receive a cash prize of $50, a small award and a chance to ...

Vegetarian Society to meet Wednesday and hear from registered dietician

WESTFIELD - The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society welcomes George Eisman as the speaker for its July 20 meeting at the YWCA in Westfield. Eisman, a registered dietician, will be speaking on "The ABC's of Nutrition That They Don't Teach in Schools ... Including Medical Schools." Among ...